This easy-to-read guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present.
Maggie Mamen enables readers to select the most relevant strategies for coping with and managing their particular symptoms. She provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and improving organization. She also covers relevant teaching methods for the classroom.
This practical and accessible introduction is an essential guide for those families and professionals working with children and adults with NLDs.
Maggie Mamen is a clinical psychologist working in a multi-disciplinary private practice in Ontario, Canada, and has studied learning difficulties for over 25 years. She has presented to professional and parent groups internationally, and has been acknowledged by the Ontario Psychological Association for her outstanding contribution to mental health in education. She is author of The Pampered Child Syndrome: How to Recognize it, How to Manage it and How to Avoid it. A Guide for Parents and Professionals, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Overview. 1. Introduction to Learning Disabilities. 2. What the eye doesn't see...Recognizing NLD. 3. Assessment and diagnosis of NLD. 4. Pattern recognition and NLD. 5. Introduction to Subtypes. 6. Perceptual NLD. 7. Social NLD. 8. Written Expressive NLD. 9. Attentional NLD.10. General Approaches to Managing NLD. 11. Strategies for Organizational skills. 12. Strategies for Communication Skills and Social Language. 13. Strategies for Processing Social Clues. 14. Strategies for Written Expression. 15. Strategies for Mathematics. 16. Strategies for Self-regulation. 17. Strategies for Behavior Management. 18. A Final Few Words. References. Resources. About the Author. Subject Index. Author Index.